International Women’s Day is fast approaching and the University of Stirling will mark the occasion by hosting several events on Tuesday and throughout the month.
The theme for this year’s International Women’s Day is #BreakTheBias. Various University departments are coming together in an attempt to raise awareness and start discussions about equality.
As well as events on International Women’s Day itself, the University will be providing women-focused development sessions throughout the month of March.
Schedule of events for Tuesday 8th March:
Screening of ‘Beneath the Tide’
The Institute of Aquaculture’s EDI (Equality, Diversity, and Inclusion) group will be screening ‘Beneath the Tide‘ (2015), a short film following the lives of women involved in the seaweed aquaculture industry in Tanzania.
The event will celebrate the vital role of women in the industry, with discussions from women involved in Tanzania’s seaweed aquaculture industry as well as input from some of the University’s new Master of Science students, including those with Women in STEM scholarships.
Time: 4-6pm. Location: Pathfoot Lecture Theatre and online
Journalism Studies Book Club discussion of ‘We Should All Be Feminists‘
The Journalism Studies Book Club will be discussing Chimamanda Nigozi Adichie’s book ‘We Should All Be Feminists’, an adaptation of her much-viewed Tedx Talk. The meeting will be held over Microsoft Teams.
Time: 5-6pm. Joining Link
Literature and Languages apéro event on ‘Translations and adaptations of Medusa‘
Professor Nina Parish and Dr Sandra Daroczi will be holding an apéro event on ‘Translations and adaptations of Medusa’ over zoom.
Time: 5-6pm. Joining Link
The Student’s Union will also be hosting their annual Inspirational Women’s Awards ceremony on the 23rd of March and nominations are now open.
Speaking to Brig, the Student’s Union said: “International Women’s Day/Month exists because women are so often left out of conversations, the history books and future planning. Women and girls achieve brilliant things, but they are often not celebrated nearly enough.
“Ideally one day we will not need a month to highlight the experiences of women and girls because they won’t be left out in the first place! Your Students’ Union wants all students to have the support and praise they deserve. We strongly recommend everyone to nominate staff and students in our Inspirational Women’s Awards and celebrate the women in our community!”
Nominations close on the 8th of March and can be made through The Student Union Website.
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